The Big Knit 2016 - 2017
Published on 20 September 2017 11:37 AM
Thank you for supporting our Big Knit campaign in 2016-17
The Big Knit campaign has come to a close for 2016 - 2017 and with the help of all our knitters and crocheters, we have sent 2,250 to adorn smoothie bottles in October 2017. Sincere thanks to everyone who has donated to this campaign; we will receive 25p per hat, giving a grand total of £562.50 to help local older people.
How you can get involved for the next campaign
Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to reach such a monumental target for a great cause.
1. Be prepared.
Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting or crocheting!
2. Send us your hats
We would be happy to receive any donations of hats in preparation for the next Big Knit campaign. Please bring your hats to:
Age UK Droitwich Spa Information and Advice Service
Olive Branch Community Centre
Ombersley Street East
3. Donate Wool, Pom poms, Sequins, Buttons
We are always on the look-out for spare wool to make Big Knit hats with. Any oddments of wool over 1m in length can be made into a Big Knit hat, or a decoration for a hat. We are also looking for pom poms, sequins, buttons and other similar decorative items that can be sewn onto small hats.
4. Sharing is caring
Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit
What happens next?
Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops in October 2017.
If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01905 772 126.
How the Big Knit helps older people
Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold. With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.
The Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups have been held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!
‘The Big Knit campaign couldn't happen without the support of thousands of amazing people across the UK who take part and knit woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothies each year.’
Douglas Lamont, CEO at innocent